New York Fashion Week Runway Makeup Trend: Blue Eye ShadowSep 12, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
It’s not just for ’80s theme parties anymore! Models at The Blonds, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, and Zang Toi took the runway in gorgeous blue shadows that ranged from deep cobalt to sheer seafoam. While The Blonds went for the most dramatic finish, pairing the bold color with winged-out liner and a red lip, the rest of the looks balanced the effect by keeping the rest of the makeup light and airy. We especially loved Zang Toi’s subtle periwinkle liner, and Badgley Mischka’s translucent shadow. “I wanted the colors to be very see-through,” Badgley Mischka’s lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux told us before the show. “The entire eyelid is covered with a transparent blue-aqua color, and we kept it very sheer. I wanted to be able to see the skin underneath the eye shadow.” If you’re eager to try the trend, make sure to keep the rest of your makeup in neutral tones, and go easy on the liner and mascara. Too many vivid hues can create a busy effect, and while we love Dynasty-era Joan Collins and her overly glam makeup, we think the drama is best left onscreen.
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